A few years back, I was stuck in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival for work. My heart, however, was thousands of miles away, across the pond and in London.
As I watched all the snow come down from the windows in our suite at the Mountainside Marriott, I couldn’t help but to feel helpless. Earlier that morning I had thought about saying: ‘fuck work!’, and grabbing the next flight out from Vegas to Heathrow. As I was just contemplating that decision, that’s when the snow began coming down, and so I took that as I sign that I should just stay.
I’ve been waiting for you.
It’s been so long.
I knew just what I would do
When I heard your song.”
As that long ass day went by, we had a full schedule of commitments. Photo ops, coordinated encounters with other artists and celebrities, even our food selections were pre-made and totally orchestrated. From where we sat to what angles the photographers could get. The entire time my heart was nowhere near. Head pounding, waiting for time to pass and that weekend to end, so I could get back to her.
That’s the way it was.
Happened so naturally,
I did not know it was love.”
Making our way back to our hotel to get ready for dinner, I remember wishing that I could call out sick for that night. If only I had the kind of job where all I had to do was dial a number, tell them that I’m sick and not coming in, and go about my way. But that just wouldn’t have been possible, so I sucked it up and put myself back into work mode.
Stepping out of the taxi I remember it being the first time I saw heated roads and sidewalks. All the massive amounts of snow that were still falling with absolutely zero chances of letting up didn’t affect our hotel in the least. I recall looking down on the steam coming from the heated street as a familiar pair of boots stepped out of the taxi next to ours.
First you put your arms around me.
Then you put your charms around me.”
We both suffered from the same feeling of emptiness without one another. Had I flown in her direction earlier that day, I would have missed her. Only a higher power could have sent those extra large snowflakes flying down as a sign for me to stay.
And now we’re flyin’ through the stars
I hope this night will last forever.”
That night would turn out to be the best night in memory for a very long time. It was as if someone had written it in a storybook once and it was happening for real right in front of me; right to me. A real princess coming to save me from a heart that was barely breathing, broken apart by distance and choked by agony.
It’s funny how just one factor can change the colors of the world right in front of us, in an instant. How one tiny moment can flip your world upside down or right side up.
You filled my heart with a kiss
Gave me freedon.
You knew I could not resist,
I needed someone.”